Chocolate Chip cookies are a classic and delicious dish that is irresistible for everyone.
Total Cooking Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Before I jump back into doing my Great British Bake-Off Challenge, I wanted to do a warm-up bake to shake the rust off my baking skills. I decided to do a classic: chocolate chip cookies!! Seeing as I decided to post this on 3/14, I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t decide to make a pie… But cookies are so easy to make, and they are absolutely delicious. And I am so excited to be working in the new space! It’s not complete yet but we are so close to finished! So let’s get baking!
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Chocolate Chip cookies really only require the classic cookie staple ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Something that makes chocolate chip cookies especially delicious is brown sugar. The molasses goodness adds such a great depth of flavor. And of course, I needed chocolate chips! I love using the mini-chocolate chips because I think it works a lot better in baked goods than the big ones.
Prepping the Ingredients
The first thing I did to prep the ingredients is mix all of the dry ingredients into a small bowl. I know some people like to sift the flour to get rid of any large clumps. I generally don’t because I believe that the stand mixer will knock all of those apart.
In the stand mixer bowl, I beat together the butter and sugar. This is a method calling creaming as it creams together the butter and sugars and makes it nice and fluffy! I really like using this method because it whips a lot of air into the butter and sugars and makes the final result nice and creamy. The egg and vanilla make the mixture a more of a liquid. And once everything is fully prepped, it’s time to make the dough.
Making the Dough
I always get nervous around this step. I always feel like I’m going to throw flow everywhere or I will somehow mix it incorrectly. Luckily, that seems pretty difficult to do. The mixer works wonders bringing the dough together. Then it’s time to stir in chocolate chips. I have seen other recipes add even more bits and bobs (like nuts, marshmallows, other types of chocolate chips). I’m a purist so I really only like my semi-sweet chocolate chips in the classic cookie.
Once the dough has fully formed, I like forming the dough into 1-inch balls because I think it helps the cookies spread more evenly and gives a nice finish. I ended up having 12 cookie dough balls per sheet. This ended up being about 3-4 sheets worth of cookies.
Baking the Cookies!
Baking the cookies took only about 12 minutes using my oven. I originally put then in for 10 minutes, but they weren’t quite done. I like going until the edges are nice and golden because it gives me confidence that the cookies are done.
I really love cookies. Like a lot. Like too much. I really like the small chocolate chips because it allows me to distribute even more chocolate chips. Chocolate in every bite is irresistible. This is definitely a recipe that I was use again. Maybe tomorrow…
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 ¼ Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- ½ Tsp Salt
- 1 Cup Butter softened
- ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
- ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cup Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter until softened. Add the granulated sugar and the brown sugar and whip until light and fluffy. Approximately 3-5 minutes.
- Beat in egg and vanilla extract until the butter mixture is smooth and all ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Add flour mixture parts at a time until everything is mixed together evenly.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Roll cookie dough into 1 inch to 1-1/2inch balls and place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 9-12 minutes or until light brown along the edges. Allow to cool on sheet for two minutes before removing to a cooling rack.